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George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Corporate & Securities Law

A guide to the basics of U.S. corporate and securities law.

SEC Website: EDGAR

Picture of U.S. SEC's electronic filings (EDGAR) search page.

EDGAR is the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system used at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). EDGAR is the primary system for submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file information with the SEC. 

Containing millions of company and individual filings, EDGAR benefits investors, corporations, and the U.S. economy overall by increasing the efficiency, transparency, and fairness of the securities markets. The system processes about 3,000 filings per day, serves up 3,000 terabytes of data to the public annually, and accommodates 40,000 new filers per year on average.

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